HELL yes, since some of you asked, I still manage to enjoy Track & Field, with reservations, whenever NBC can cut away from its coverage of the five minutes between every platform dive. If I want to watch young women showering I will go elsewhere. Elsewhere in the house. On video. In case I need to make that clear.
I've enjoyed a lot of what's on the Korean feed I get: table tennis, badminton, team handball. Swimming's okay, it's just not nearly as compelling as Track, just like soccer's no football; opinions vary. It's the goddam jingoism and corporatism I can't stand. I could probably even watch Gymnastics, were they to be edited to the meat, instead of the action being tolerated as the price of admission to the sidelines-full of soap opera and waterworks. That, and the fact that you cannot look at a female American gymnast without the acute awareness that the star machinery surrounding her is the very engine that has driven her, and especially her Loving and Sacrificing Parents, for years, making it a bit like investing real emotion rooting for the heroine of a Busby Berkeley movie.